MISSIONARIES OF MERCY. Pope Francis prays in front of the coffins containing the exhumed bodies of Sts. Padre Pio and Leopold Mandic displayed in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Feb. 6 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters).
Michael H. CrosbyMarch 10, 2016
For almost 40 years, for eight to 16 hours a day, the bent, bearded priest heard the confessions of tens of thousands of souls.
Faith in Focus
Michael H. CrosbyMarch 20, 2006
The world, the flesh and the devil were the original “axis of evil.” Of the three, “the flesh” often gets the hardest rap. “Sins of the flesh” entail sins of our senses. “Extracting the last ounce of flesh” refers to dominating power. The “flesh
Michael H. CrosbyMay 17, 2004
In August 2003, thousands of tobacco-control and health advocates converged upon Helsinki, Finland, for the 11th World Conference on Tobacco or Health. I was the only “official” Roman Catholic attending. Three months later, in mid-December 2003, I attended the National Conference on Toba